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Director Ridge, Attorney General Ashcroft Discuss Threat Level [September 10, 2002]   [open pdf - 36KB]

This transcript includes the September 10, 2002 remarks of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge in which they discuss the increase in the national threat level from elevated risk to high risk. "The U.S. intelligence community has received information, based on debriefings of a senior al Qaeda operative, of possible terrorists attacks timed to coincide with the anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Information indicates that al Qaeda cells have been established in several South Asian countries in order to conduct car-bomb and other attacks on U.S. facilities. These cells have been accumulating explosives since approximately January of 2002, this year, in preparation for these attacks."

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2002-09-10
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U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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